The Green Paper is currently the most anticipated document in the care industry, it will lay out the plans for a long term and sustainable care plan. Given the uncertainty that the future will possess – staffing issues, funding, training, etc. – much needed guidance from the government will allow care home and business owners to begin laying the groundwork needed to become a sustainable business model.
Donna Briggs, Managing Director of the Springhill Care Group, made waves in the news recently by speaking out against the delay and also raising the importance of quality training within the care industry. ‘“Developing the skills of our workforce is crucial…we need to understand what we are dealing with for the future.”
Even with the delay of the Green Paper there can be no slowing down for care home owners and home care business owners as they look to adapt to the changes that will be demanded in the coming years. From the need to grow business to meet the demand of an aging population, as well as Brexit bringing a deficit of care workers, and the strive to continuously deliver outstanding care, there is lots for senior management to think about and manage.
Finding solutions whilst running a social care business can be difficult, which is why attending events such as the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo are so essential. With 5,500 care home owners and home care business owners will be attending, this will be the event to grow your business, and where everything needed to deliver outstanding care will be found, with a deep focus on workforce development.
CPD accredited seminars will be led by professionals such as Vic Rayner from the National Care Forum, Sharon Allen OBE from Skills for Care and the CQC, providing relevant and expert insights that can be later applied at work. Similarly, masterclasses run by Quality Compliance Systems will provide visitors with expert knowledge that can be taken away from the event and used at work immediately.
With access to training providers such as Able Training and Training 2 CARE as well as recruiting services like Recruitment Panda and Excel Care Services there will be every chance to get the best staff and training available to ensure outstanding care is universal across the country.